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Derby / Oaks Update - Wednesday, May 1, 2013

NOTE – Through various sources, the Churchill Downs Communications Team has confirmed the following 21 horses have entered the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!

Derby / Oaks Update - Tuesday, April 30, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013

Dreaming of Julia, Champion Beholder Headline Star-Studded Field of 11 for Friday's Longines Kentucky Oaks

The top 3-year-old fillies from all corners of the country, headed by  Dreaming of Julia, the 21 ¾-length winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII), and Eclipse Award winner Behold

Derby / Oaks Update - Monday, April 29, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013

Derby / Oaks Update - Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sterling Racing’s Black Onyx walked the shedrow at Barn 41 the morning after working a half-mile in :48.60.

Forty Tales Holds Off Capo Bastone to Win Opening-Night Derby Trial Before Crowd of 21,038

Perretti Racing Stable’s Forty Tales held off Capo Bastone by a diminishing neck to win the 89th running of the $201,425 Derby Trial before a crowd of 21,038 on “Opening Night” Presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka.

Trained by Todd Pletcher, Forty Tales was the fourth of five winners on the night for jockey Joel Rosario.

Derby / Oaks Update - Saturday, April 27, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013

Derby / Oaks Update - Friday, April 26, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013

BLACK ONYX (No 12) – Sterling Racing’s Black Onyx had an uneventful morning on the track, galloping 1 ½ miles after the Friday morning renovation break under exercise rider Aurelio Gomez.

Churchill Downs to Kick Off Derby Week, Spring Meet in Style Under Lights with Saturday's 6 P.M. 'Opening Night' Premiere

Let the party begin! Churchill Downs will kick off Kentucky Derby Week and its 38-day Spring Meet in style Saturday night with a rousing prime-time 11-race program that begins at 6 p.m. EDT.

Derby / Oaks Update - Thursday, April 25, 2013

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013